Snapchat introduces new 3D camera selfie mode

Snapchat introduces new 3D camera selfie mode

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“Today we’re excited to introduce a 3D Camera Mode that adds depth to your Snaps. Use it to create Snaps that capture spatial detail, changing in perspective and appearance based on how you move your phone when you view them. These new Snaps look different, act different, and feel different.

We’re also introducing new 3D Effects that you can swipe on in the Filter Carousel. Together they feel life-like and magical, bringing your world and experience to life in a way that's a step closer to the real thing.

We’re releasing this new capability on a small handful of phones to start with, but any phone can receive and interact with one of these Snaps. If you come across one of these new kinds of Snaps in a Story, you can bring it to life by giving your phone a wiggle.

Happy Snapping!

Team Snap”


The 3D camera feature requires an iPhone with Face ID technology. The current iPhone models with Face ID technology are the following : X, XR, XS, XS Max, 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max. This aspect is briefly mentioned in the video above when it states “3D Camera Mode currently available on iPhone X and above”. We decided to highlight and further explain this aspect since this text is very small and is shown very briefly in the video. This appears to be an Apple exclusive feature since other products use different technology. The 2018 iPad Pro also has Face ID technology. It is not known at this time if the iPad Snapchat app will also be compatible with the 3D Camera feature.

Source: Snapchat Blog